Month: January 2014
When people think of private jets, they tend to think about swank. As compared to commercial flight, they have a reputation as being consummately wasteful, the travel choice of the carelessly prodigal. They certainly aren't talked about as thrifty very often.
But maybe they should be.
According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is defined as one with fewer than 500 employees. There are millions of such entities in the country -- 28 million to be precise, and of those, 22 million are run as sole proprietorships. That means that their owners haven't hired anybody else, and are simply a company unto themselves.
These businesses may be sma... Read More
As the United States continues to slough off the effects of recession, one metric stands out as particularly encouraging: business loans have soared to record rates, a trend with portends well for the economy as a whole.
Bank executives have expressed positive expectations for the country's financial future. From their interactions, business customers have shown a level of h... Read More
Last Wednesday, Delaware Governor Jack Markell nominated Leo Strine Jr. as his choice to be the next Chief Justice of the state's Supreme Court. It's a decision that makes a great deal of sense. Not only does he come with a reputation for hard work and a sharp legal mind, he was also the head of the Chancery Court, the country's leading forum for business-related disputes. Cle... Read More
In the past, starting a business required a relatively large expenditure on infrastructure. You needed a storefront, or at least some place to set up shop where people could see the company's products or services. You probably needed to consult with a bank for funding or rely on the generosity of friends and family. Reaching your target consumer often involved being in the same geo... Read More
Starting a business is difficult, and you're going to have questions. If you're looking for some guidance, here are five valuable resources that can help you deal with any issues that might arise.